It's almost August, which means kids are off to school soon. If that has you thinking about what you can do with the hours while they're away — I have the answer!
It was when my son headed off to kindergarten that I first discovered Macaroni KID. I joined the publisher team, and haven't looked back! I was looking for an opportunity that would allow me to earn some extra income for my family, would be interesting and engaging, and also flexible so I could be there for my kids when I needed to be.
I was afraid that was an opportunity that didn't exist — but then I found Macaroni KID.
I've been the publisher of Macaroni KID Erie, Pa., for five years now ... and it's been an incredibly rewarding journey. We are recruiting new publishers around the country now, so it's a perfect time to start your journey with Macaroni KID. Here are five reasons why I love Macaroni KID:
1. The trips and sponsorships
Macaroni KID has given me opportunities ranging from trips to New Orleans to tickets to local Disney on Ice performances, and everything in between! We even had a group of about 30 publishers (including those pictured above, and getting slimed in the video below!) take a trip to the new Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Riviera Maya this summer.
I've also had the chance to work with nationally-recognized brands — a really cool experience when you get a box of goodies in the mail to try out! In exchange, I write about my experience and share it with my readers. It's been a great way to experience travel, shows, and products my family and I never would have otherwise.
2. The community
Macaroni KID is made up of about 400 publishers nationwide, and even a few in Canada! We have chances to get together on occasion — both for learning opportunities and for fun. I was incredibly nervous at my first Macaroni KID Meet-Up ... but within five minutes I'd met other publishers who were interesting, kind, and fun — and I ended up having the time of my life! The kindness of Macaroni KID publishers — and their willingness to share amazing ideas — makes Macaroni KID one of a kind.
3. The opportunity
Macaroni KID is truly what you make it. As Macaroni KID publishers, we maintain our websites, update our events calendars, and send out weekly newsletters. But it can be so much more than that, if you want it to be! We have publishers who plan amazing events, like mom speed dating, Easter egg hunts, and story times. Other publishers have Facebook pages with 10,000+ members and handle social media for local businesses. Some appear on their local news regularly to talk about local events. Whatever your interest or skill set, Macaroni KID can help you grow and stretch in new ways.
4. The extra income
When I was looking for a stay-at-home job, I knew I did NOT want to be involved in MLM. So when I researched Macaroni KID, I was glad to find that it most definitely is not. In fact, after a hosting fee, I keep 100% of the revenue I earn helping local businesses and organizations get the word out about them to local parents. There's no fine print here — I keep 100% of what I earn.
|Holli Carlin, publisher of Macaroni KID Cherry Hill, N.J.
5. Making a difference in my community
I loved the idea of Macaroni KID because I knew from experience how hard it was to find ways to fill my days with kids. I'm so glad to have the opportunity to help local families find things to do in our community. I also love that I can support local businesses and organizations by giving them a great outlet to reach our local families. I love my community and want to support it and see it grow — and Macaroni KID has been a great way for me to do just that.
|Read about some of our publishers making a difference in their communities.
Want to learn more about joining Macaroni KID? We are actively recruiting publishers across the country and would love to have you join our team!